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A follow up to an interesting possiblity.

Posted 02-14-2012 at 04:35 PM by beefsalad

So i was considering leaving what I was doing (100% travel) for a 'work from home' gig at a huge loss in pay. Well, the 100% travel gig came to an end 6 months before I had hoped (I was going to pay cash for a used truck at that 6mo mark.) But I digress, this is not about the truck. My contractor lost their contract, and being a sub myself I lost mine too. I consider the work from home gig after I get the news, and find out that they are not hiring at the moment. Snake eyes. Fast forward to more recent times, and a recruiter calls me asking if I know of anyone looking for X type of work, which X has been my 'specialty' for the last few years. Being unemployed, I jump on it. It's 6 mo contract to hire. 0% travel, which means I get to keep my ass at home. Since it's salaried, they have comp time. Holy crap comp time. Not uncompensated overtime which has been the norm for me. In the last year I have went from t-shirt, shorts, and a flipflop to dressing for the weather, to business casual (next week.) Having never had to dress business casual, I'm not going to know what to do with myself! I can count the number of collared shirts I have on one hand, and have digits left over. I guess shopping is in order, one of my least favorite things to do. My 2 month long 'vacation' is nearing an end. I feel like I can once again spend money. At the same time, I feel like I've sold my soul. Why? Well, I went from working in small shops where everyone knows everyones name as well as their business, to a medium sized business that went public a couple of years ago. Things of course changed, and not always for the better, and turned me off to working for the company. Next week, I will be going to work (granted as a subcontractor) for the largest employer in the US. I guess the good news is the pay is good, I get benefits, the work is for sure there for the next 5 years, I know what I'm doing, I know people that work there, and I will be home every night. It's just up to me to put myself in the right mindset to work in the environment that I am about to step into.
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    VitaminD3's Avatar
    so, hows it going? you said 'the largest employer in the US", does that mean Wal-Mart?
    Posted 03-20-2012 at 07:04 AM by VitaminD3 VitaminD3 is offline
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    I vote Wal-mart too... unless he means the DoD...?
    Posted 03-28-2012 at 12:25 PM by alinosa alinosa is offline
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    beefsalad's Avatar
    It's not Wal-Mart (I won't shop there, let alone work there.) Where I work draws money from the same place the DoD does... While I'm not fond of business casual (I had to go buy clothes just to go to work here) I do like that they use comptime instead of paying for overtime. No fat paychecks, but a long weekend is better for me anyway. If you want me to break it down the way it's written, I work for the AO of the OIT of the USC. Not enough acronyms for you? Try working here.
    Posted 03-31-2012 at 09:52 PM by beefsalad beefsalad is offline
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    Shmoo's Avatar
    TJ Maxx and Marshall for your business casuals.

    The best of luck to you and the new job.
    Posted 04-07-2012 at 01:38 PM by Shmoo Shmoo is offline
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